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What Independent Senior Living Can Mean for You

Posted by Community Senior Life on Apr 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM

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Community Senior Life knows that, as you consider and plan your retirement, you want peace of mind in knowing that help is available if and when you need it while still maintaining your independence. 

You may desire a retirement community where you can live your life exactly the way you want to, and that is what independent senior living offers. Communities that offer independent living are explicitly designed for you to have the freedom to live your life while adding convenience and amenities.

Our Community Senior Life communities offer independent senior living that provides peace of mind, an active lifestyle and easily accessible services that result in freedom from worry and enhanced independence.

What is Independent Living?

Independent senior living communities provide age-restricted (typically 55 years or older) housing that is designed specifically to meet the needs of seniors so that they can continue to live as individuals.

The type of housing can vary from an apartment-style community to separate houses; these retirement communities have floor plans that are designed to make navigating around the apartment/home easier. In addition, you do not have to worry about home maintenance, leaving you with the time and freedom to do what you want and enjoy your retirement!

It is important to note that, because independent living is meant for those who do not require assistance with daily tasks, medical professionals are not always available.

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Benefits of Choosing Independent Living

Maintenance-Free Lifestyle

A major reason many seniors consider moving to an independent living community is because they are no longer able to or no longer want to maintain their current home. Lawn care and housekeeping take a lot of time and energy, and often, seniors live in a home that is “too big” for them, causing the senior to maintain space that is rarely used. 

Independent living services include home maintenance. Many of these communities complete all household chores, from lawn care to laundry!

Active Social Life

According to the National Institute on Aging, “Several research studies have shown a strong correlation between social interaction and health and well-being among older adults.” For this reason, retirement communities typically offer a variety of activities daily that cater to residents’ interests and hobbies. 

One of the best features of our Community Senior Life communities is the opportunity to live among friends and peers, eliminating the social isolation that many seniors feel when living alone. Our dedicated staff plan activities, excursions, and events that are fun and coordinated around your interests, allowing you to design every day of your retirement.

Of course, you do not have to participate in these activities; that is the benefit of maintaining your independence! These events are arranged for those who wish to socialize and join in but are not mandatory for residents.

What to Consider When Selecting an Independent Living Community

No matter where you move or what level of care you need, there are aspects to consider. 

  • Is the community located in a preferred city/state?
  • Is the community located close to family?
  • If you have pets, is the community pet-friendly?
  • What amenities or benefits does the community offer?

One significant question to ask is, “Will the community meet your care needs in the future?” As the name states, independent senior living is designed for older adults who can live independently. Should health or care needs change, an independent living resident may need to consider additional services. 

Community Senior Life understands the value of continuity of care. Our independent living residents can transition to a higher level of care, i.e. assisted living, without having to move or relocate to a new community. This provides our residents’ families with peace of mind and allows our residents to truly call his or her Community Senior Life community “home.”

It is important to ask yourself these types of questions to ensure you are moving to the right community for you. Look around and consider your options carefully before you make your decision.

Independent living is an excellent option for seniors who wish to live their retirement years to the fullest without the burden of worrying about completing daily chores and tasks that may be becoming more difficult. 

Community Senior Life has independent living communities in Pensacola, Florida, as well as Fairhope, Madison, and Foley, Alabama, that are sure to meet your needs and wants.

Visit our website to find the community that best suits you!

 

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